Definition: A curve representing the limit of a function. That is, the distance between a function and the curve tends to zero. The function may or may not intersect the bounding curve.
See also asymptotic upper bound or O, asymptotic lower bound or ω.
Note: After Ben Podoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> 28 August 2003.
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Paul E. Black, "asymptotic bound", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 24 February 2016. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/asymptoticBound.html